A country completely shut down: behind the scenes of Italy's lockdown

   

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Published on Mar 18, 2020

In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Alessandra Bocchi, who is currently in Rome, joins Van Maren to discuss what is actually happening on the ground in Rome and across Italy.

Bocchi is from Lombardy, the hardest hit region of Italy, but is ‘stuck’ in Rome due to the government’s requests that people not leave their current locations in order to stop the spread of the virus. The scene she shares is quite surreal.

Read more:
35% of ICU patients in Italy are below the age of 65
https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/in-edicola/articoli/2020/03/10/anche-i-giovani-sono-finiti-nelle-terapie-intensive/5731221/

The virus can survive on a surface for up to 9 days
https://news.trust.org/item/20200228215640-n07fz

Virus can travel several meters
https://www.globalsecurity.org/security/library/news/2020/03/sec-200309-globaltimes02.htm

The majority of cases in China being spread through family
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/05/812570693/how-coronavirus-spreads-a-cough-in-your-face-or-a-kiss-on-your-cheek?t=1584461380601


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